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I have written about duct tape before and why you need to store it, but we recently came up with a few more reasons, so here is another blog. There are so many uses there is even a book written … Continue readingRead More...
The first thing to think about is prevention; the majority of dental problems can be prevented through flossing, brushing, and having teeth professionally cleaned on a regular schedule. Get your teeth cleaned and check on a regular schedule. Remember that … Continue readingRead More...
I recently got into a discussion with someone about what medical preps to put in your supplies. His theory was that you should not put in anything you don’t know how to use. This includes medications, surgical instruments and sutures. … Continue readingRead More...
In a real serious emergency, it seems there is always someone who has trouble dealing with it and may need to be sedated during the initial stages. Sedation can also be a method of dealing with pain, either emotional or … Continue readingRead More...
The human body temperature is usually maintained at a constant level of 97.7–99.5 °F. If a person is exposed to cold, and their internal mechanisms cannot replenish the heat that is being lost, the body’s core temperature falls you are suffering from … Continue readingRead More...
I don’t like to shop, but my wife dragged me into a dollar store the other day. So since I was already there I decided to amuse myself by making a list of all the different items that were being … Continue readingRead More...
Over the counter medications are well worth stocking. Many of them were originally prescription medications and some still are in larger strengths. One of the items that I have listed is not what you would normally consider medications, but it … Continue readingRead More...
Diarrhea or dysentery is often caused by food poisoning or exposure to contaminated water. After TEOTWAWKI, this would become more common due to lack of refrigeration, clean water and good hygiene. In the old Special Forces Medical handbook, there is … Continue readingRead More...
I see many articles written about treating wound after TEOTWAWKI and most of them are quite good. But there is one aspect that I rarely see mentioned and that is the type and amount of wound dressings you can go … Continue readingRead More...
Dakin’s solution, also called Dakin’s fluid is an antiseptic solution containing sodium hypochlorite and developed to treat infected wounds during the First World War that is still in use. At that time the stronger germicidal solutions that were available, such as phenol or … Continue readingRead More...